Updates of analytical quality specifications 2014. Consensus of national scientific societies [Actualización de las especificaciones de la calidad analítica 2014. Consenso de las Sociedades Científicas nacionales]
Morancho J.,Comite Of Expertos Interdisciplinar Sobre Especifi Of La Calidad En El Laboratorio Clinico |
Prada E.,Comite Of Expertos Interdisciplinar Sobre Especifi Of La Calidad En El Laboratorio Clinico |
Gutierrez-Bassini G.,Comite Of Expertos Interdisciplinar Sobre Especifi Of La Calidad En El Laboratorio Clinico |
Salas A.,Comite Of Expertos Interdisciplinar Sobre Especifi Of La Calidad En El Laboratorio Clinico |
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Revista del Laboratorio Clinico | Year: 2014
The aim of this study is to calculate minimum quality specifications (MQS) in urine biochemistry, blood glycosylated hemoglobin and several hematological analytes, and to compare these specifications with those from other countries, as well as to update the values for the 80 analytes studied. Materials used in this work are the results from laboratories participating in the external quality assurance programs organized by four Spanish scientific societies, and obtained in the time period 2007-2010. A total of 13,054 results were obtained for glycosylated hemoglobin, and from 14,180 (albumin) to 20,594 (creatinine) for urine biochemistry, and for hematology, from 1,839 (fetal hemoglobin) to 6,961 (antithrombin).The conclusions found were: to achieve the MQS for glycosylated hemoglobin does not ensure meeting clinical requirements, whereas MQS for urine biochemistry also meet the requirements based on biological variation. The MQS studied in this work could not be compared with those from other countries (there are no published values), and some of them could require calculations stratified according to several concentration levels. © 2014 AEBM, AEFA y SEQC.